We are committed to helping people in our community learn about nutritious food choices, and how to stay healthy on a limited food budget.
The Food Bank’s commitment to ending hunger in our region includes a belief that knowledge is power for the families in need. The Nutrition Education program at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada offers a free nutrition class series for families called Smart Shopper and a class series for seniors called Seniors Eating Well.
Smart Shopper is a series of classes offered by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that promotes a healthy lifestyle on a budget. Each session consists of 7, hour and a half long classes. Each class incorporates discussions, activities, food tastings, and time to be physically active. Classes are hosted by neighborhood schools where many families have been identified to be SNAP-eligible.
Seniors Eating Well
Seniors Eating Well is a series of classes offered by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada that aims to improve the health, nutrition knowledge and behaviors of older adults. It focuses specifically on reducing sodium intake, increasing healthy fats, healthy snacking, preparing fruits, vegetables & whole grains, reading nutrition labels, and physical activity. Each session consists of 8, one hour classes on a specific topic.
The free classes are designed to help participants take better control of their health with lessons on cooking healthy foods, exercising safely, and obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Participants are welcome to join one or all of the eight weekly sessions and are encouraged to bring a friend.
There will be food samples and/or a raffle prize each week for those in attendance.
Attendees do not need to pre-register and additional questions about the classes can be directed to Arminda Jimenez at 775-331-3663 ext. 183.
For more information about the Food Bank’s Nutrition Education programs, please contact SNAP Outreach & Nutrition education Manager, Kerry Kelly, at (775) 331-3663 ext 147.
The Food Bank proudly supports Produce for Better Health Foundation’s Fruits & Veggies-More Matters initiative.